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Airbnb rolling out 'anti-party' technology

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Posted at 9:47 AM, Aug 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-17 09:47:30-04

Airbnb is taking new steps to prevent renters from throwing unauthorized parties.

The company said it has rolled out new "anti-party" tools that will help identify potentially "high-risk" reservations.

The technology being implemented will look at various factors before allowing a person to rent, including their rental history, length of trip, distance traveling to the listing, and timing of the reservation, Airbnb stated.

"This anti-party technology is designed to prevent a reservation attempt from going through," Airbnb said.

The company said a similar type of technology was successfully utilized in Australia.

"We have seen a 35 percent drop in incidents of unauthorized parties in the areas of Australia where this pilot has been in effect," the company said.